- 13 Oct 2021
Date received: 23 Aug 2021
Date responded: 17 Sep 2021
1. Can the Scottish Government confirm they have issued staff guidance over the use of pronouns in social media profiles/email signatures?
2. If the answer to question one is yes, can the Scottish Government provide the guidance issued to staff?
The Scottish Government has not issued guidance to employees on the use of pronouns in social media profiles/email signatures.
One of our Agencies, Social Security Scotland, has issued internal guidance on the application of its standard email signature to its own staff. The Social Security Scotland email signature guidance is attached.
The Scottish Government is committed to advancing LGBTI equality. We encourage any action that makes people feel included and respected in our organisation and it is an individual’s choice whether to include their pronouns in email signatures.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House